Closing Costs

Title Tip: The Clocks Are Ticking in The Countdown to Closing

By Contributor / June 25, 2019 / 0 Comments

By Lydia Blair Special Contributor The contract has been signed by both buyer and seller. Now it’s the Final Countdown. Cue music. Daa! Da-da-daa! There are several clocks that start ticking towards closing. They all start and stop at different times. Some clocks count the business days while others count the calendar days. Here’s a […]

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Title Tip: How Would You Like Your Money?

By Contributor / June 18, 2019 / 1 Comment

By Lydia Blair Special Contributor When selling a property, everyone wants to collect a big check. Well, maybe not an actual paper check, but lots of money. If you’re getting funds from the sale of your house, there are a couple of ways to collect your money from the title company when it closes. Just […]

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Title Tip: Nine Ways To Save Money On Your Closing

By Contributor / September 25, 2018 / 0 Comments

Closing costs vary from state to state. And in Texas, they can vary from sale to sale. It may be surprising to see where you can and cannot save on your real estate sale or purchase. In Texas, title insurance rates are set by the Texas Department of Insurance. The rate is based on the […]

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Title Tip: What Happens if You Can’t Make it to Closing?

By Contributor / May 2, 2018 / 0 Comments

By Lydia Blair Special Contributor Contracts are signed, inspections completed, movers are scheduled, and the big day is almost here. It’s full speed ahead to closing day. That’s the big day when paperwork is signed, money changes hands and the keys are handed over. But what happens when one of the individuals can’t make it […]

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Title Tip: Buying a Home — a State-by-State Comparison

By Contributor / April 18, 2018 / 0 Comments

By Lydia Blair Special Contributor Well butter my butt and call me a biscuit. Grab a seat fellow Texans. You may need it when you hear about the way they finalize real estate sales in some of our fellow united states. Let’s start with a peculiar Yankee custom that’s a changin’. A recent revision to […]

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Title Tip: How Much Are Closing Costs?

By Contributor / January 15, 2018 / 0 Comments

By Lydia Blair Special Contributor Closing costs are expensive when selling a property. Fortunately, they are deducted from the seller’s proceeds at the time of the sale. So when the expenses are lumped into the pile of paperwork at the closing table, the cost of selling a home can be less evident. How much are […]

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